A Holiday Wine Selection Everyone Will Love
Whether you're hosting a seasoned wine lover or a novice, these delectable wines are sure to delight everyone this holiday season.
Brunello di Montalcino
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Enjoy a night in with a glass of this elegant wine. One of Rachael's favorites, Brunello di Montalcino is a well-balanced Italian red that is sure to please. Your palate will be on a journey through red berries, dried flowers, and earthy tones. To close, you'll meet a splash of bright acidity. A perfect pair for red meats or hearty pasta. Pro tip: Decant an hour before enjoying this complex, perfume-rich red.
Price: $65BUY BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
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Pinot Grigio tops the list of many wine connoisseurs. A zesty Italian white, the Stellina di Notte Pinot ("little night star") is refreshingly spicy and dry. Enjoy the crisp citrus and green apple flavors, and pair with salmon, steak, or chicken for a fantastic meal. You'll feel like you're in the heart of Tuscany.
Price: $21.89BUY PINOT GRIGIO
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Another delectable red, the Barbera d'Alba is full of passion. This wine tops the list as another one of Rach's favorites. Filled with intense fruity tones, it will tempt you to a second glass. Barbera d'Alba pairs nicely with a wide variety of dishes such as pasta, rice, soup, and braised or grilled red meats. Although this particular bottle is a youngster, the deep purple wine holds its own. Enjoy all the sweet notes this red has to offer.
Price: $32BUY BARBERA D'ALBA
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A wine that stands the test of time, rosés are one of the oldest wines ever made. Chateau d'Esclan's Rose Garrus upholds the time-honored production of this variety with elegance and flavor. Meld the flavors of this rosé with seafood, chicken, or a variety of vegetarian dishes to enhance the taste. This wine is a solid choice to ring in the new year.
Price: $106.69BUY ROSE GARRUS
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This California darling will be a hit at your next hosted event. An acidic, semi-sweet white, the Riesling Riverbank is a good place for beginner wine lovers to start. It's bright and full of spunk with intense citrus and peach notes. The snappy flavors of this Riesling pairs deliciously with lime and spicy dishes, including jalapeños and curries. Bring this fan favorite to your holiday gatherings this season.
Price: $16.49BUY RIESLING RIVERBANK
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Try something new this season with a unique blended Cab. In addition to the Cabernet Sauvignon base, you'll enjoy wine blends of Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. A delicious, edgy red, your palate will experience the rich flavors of red currant, blackberry, black cherry, and espresso. It's recommended to open the bottle five years after the date, but this wine is definitely worth the wait. Pair with braised beef or richly seasoned pork tenderloin for an expressive flavor and appetite filler.
Price: $75BUY LANCASTER ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
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Expand your palate with an exotic chardonnay. Boasting flavors of melon, honeysuckle, apricot, pineapple, citrus zest, and flint, the Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay targets your taste buds with intensity and tang. Critically acclaimed as a constant front-runner, this aromatic wine is one to add to your collection. The perfect accompaniment to raw or cooked seafood dishes, the crisp white will be a year-round favorite.
Price: $52BUY SHAFER RED SHOULDER RANCH CHARDONNAY